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Last Published: 7/13/2012 10:46:20 AM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:

RESOLUTION - Supporting and encouraging the school districts located entirely or partly within the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri to develop policies that favor the use of in-school suspensions for non-violent student misbehavior as an alternative to out-of-school suspensions and encouraging and supporting the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department’s efforts to collaborate with school districts to develop plans for truancy prevention and enforcement.

Councilman Scott Wagner testified before the committee with regard to proposing in-school suspensions within the schools inside of Kansas City, Mo., as opposed to out-of-school suspensions for certain behavioral problems. The in-school suspension keeps the student in the school where they still have the potential to learn and have access to class assignments. The environment is safer than having a student being left alone or wandering the streets during the day. It also saves the schools money to have a student present versus being considered absent from school. Councilman Wagner invited members of the committee to attend the Neighborhood and Healthy Communities meeting at noon to hear a presentation being made by the Kansas City Board of Education regarding their accreditation issue.
Ayes: 4 - Sharp, Reed, Brooks, Taylor
Nays: 0
 1. North Patrol Update, Major Bryon Price. Major Price presented information on the criminal activity in the northland, particularly down the I-29 corridor. He explained that the major area of crime in the northland is automobile related incidents. Break-ins at hotels/motels, shopping centers and apartment complexes are approximately 19% of the crimes committed in the northland. He gave some simple tips citizens could take to reduce the possibility of a break-in. Keeping valuables out of sight or locked in your car trunk or leaving the items at home, if possible, would reduce the chance of a break-in. Most of the break-ins are a result of busting a window and grabbing items in full sight rather than popping a trunk to get at an item. Councilman Sharp thanked Major Price and all of the other police officers that had come before the committee with updates.
 2. There may be a general discussion regarding current Public Safety & Emergency Services issues. None
 3. Pursuant to the following subsections 610.021 of the Revised Statues of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: Legal matters, litigation or privileged communication with attorneys, pursuant subsection 1; Real Estate, pursuant to subsection 2; Personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 & 13; Sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12 No closed session.
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